2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Funding for Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Item 360 #1h

Item 360 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2013 $1,000,000 FY2014 $1,000,000 GF

Page 268, line 6, strike "$65,814,280" and insert "$66,814,280".
Page 268, line 6, strike "$54,368,590" and insert "$55,368,590".

(This amendment provides $1.0 million each year from the general fund to eliminate prior year budget reductions for soil and water conservation districts. This funding, originally adopted by the General Assembly during the 2011 Session, was determined by the Governor to be one-time funding rather than ongoing funding as directed by the General Assembly. Soil and water conservation districts are the entities primarily responsible for achieving reductions in the levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment entering Virginia's waters from agricultural production. These agricultural nonpoint source pollution reductions are needed to meet the Commonwealth's Watershed Implementation Plan. The restoration of this funding will provide about $21,000 for each of Virginia's 47 soil and water conservation districts.)